December 7, 2012
by Arjun Mishra
On December 7, 2010, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the ability of President Barack Obama's administration to conduct "targeted killings," such as unmanned drone attacks. The case concerned American citizen and Al-Queda cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi. The American Civil Liberties ...[read more]
March 10, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On March 10, 2011, US senators, including Senator John McCain (R-AZ), introduced the Military Detainee Procedures Improvement Act of 2011, which would prohibit the civilian trial of Guantanamo Bay detainees and place restrictions on the transfer of detainees to foreign countries. The bill also ...[read more]
November 2, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On November 2, 2010, Yemeni prosecutors charged radical Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi with incitement to kill foreigners over his vocal support of terrorism. Awlaqi, a US citizen, was a suspected member of al Qaeda and has been linked to Fort Hood shooting suspect Major Nidal Hasan and the 2009 ...[read more]
October 17, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
JURIST Guest Columnist Morris Davis of Howard University School of Law says the recent killing of Anwar al-Awlaqi highlights the fact that the CIA drone program violates the law of war because it is a civilian institution, lacking combatant immunity...I have been critical of President Barack Obama' ...[read more]
October 10, 2011
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Contributing Editor Jeffrey Addicott of St. Mary's University School of Law says that despite the confusion as to whether US criminal law or the law of war should apply, the killing of Anwar al-Awlaqi was legal under the law of war, which must govern in this instance...The confusion ...[read more]
September 25, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On September 25, 2010, the Obama administration filed a brief with the District Court for the District of Columbia, which asked the court to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the legality of targeted killings of terrorism suspects. The administration argued that the proceedings involved "non- ...[read more]
August 30, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 30, 2010, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a lawsuit challenging the US government's authority to conduct "targeted killings" against suspect terrorists. In their suit, the ACLU and CCR alleged that US citizen Anwar al-Awlaqi ...[read more]
January 14, 2010
by Brandy Ringer
Jim Hanson: "As reported here: A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's ability to conduct "targeted killings" in the case of radical Muslim cleric and US citizen Anwar al-Awlaqi. I am not the best person ...[read more]

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